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FEED, pret. and pp. See Father.

1. To give food to as, to feed an infant to feed horses and oxen.
2. To supply with provisions. We have flour and meat enough to feed the army a month.
3. To supply to furnish with any thing of which there is constant consumption, waste or use. Springs, feed ponds, lakes and rivers ponds and streams feed canals. Mills are fed from hoppers.
4. To graze to cause to be cropped by feeding, as herbage by cattle If grain is too forward in autumn, feed it with sheep.
5. To nourish to cherish to supply with nutriment as, to feed hope or expectation to feed vanity.
6. To keep in hope or expectation as, to feed one with hope.
7. To supply fuel as, to feed a fire.
8. To delight to supply with something desirable to entertain as, to feed the eye with the beauties of a landscape.
9. To give food or fodder for fattening to fatten. The county of Hampshire, in Massachusetts, feeds a great number of cattle for slaughter.
10. To supply with food, and to lead, guard and protect a scriptural sense.

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd. Isaiah 40 .


1. To take food to eat.
2. To subsist by eating to prey. Some birds feed on seeds and berries, others on flesh.
3. To pasture to graze to place cattle to feed. Exodus 22 .
4. To grow fat.

FEED, n.

1. Food that which is eaten pasture fodder applied to that which is eaten by beasts, not to the food of men. The hills of our country furnish the best feed for sheep.
2. Meal, or act of eating.

For such pleasure till that hour at feed or fountain never had I found.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Feed'. King James Dictionary.

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